Security

A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015.

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A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station, where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday.

French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after last week's Islamic attacks in Paris...French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after last week's Islamic attacks in Paris January 14, 2015. France deploys 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week, officials said.

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French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week

UK steps up security at train stations...epa04552030 A member of the station staff makes friend with a police sniffer dog as his handler looks on at St.Pancras International train station in London, Britain, 09 January 2015. Britain has stepped up security in the wake of the massacre at the Paris headquarters of the charlie Hebdo satirical magazine.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

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A member of station staff at St Pancras International train station in London makes friends with a police sniffer dog. The UK has stepped up security in the wake of the massacre at the Paris headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine

Armed securtiy forces fly overhead in a military helicopter  in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris, Friday Jan. 9, 2015.   French security forces swarmed this small industrial town northeast of Paris Friday in an operation to capture a pair of heavily armed suspects in the deadly storming of a satirical newspaper. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French forces swarmed this small industrial town on Friday in an operation to capture the two heavily armed suspects of the deadly storming of the satirical newspaper 

A British security official escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. A suicide bomber struck the vehicle in Afghanistan's capital on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding many bystanders

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A British security official escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. A suicide bomber struck the vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding many bystanders

Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad November 19, 2014.

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Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad on Wednesday

Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, on October 13, 2014, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, Israeli police said. The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is the scene of frequent clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian youths, who object to what they see as an attempted Jewish and Israeli takeover of the site that is administered by Jordanian and Palestinian Muslim authorities.

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Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third most holy site, on Monday, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles

A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on September 17, 2014 in Beijing, China.

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A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on Wednesday in Beijing, China.

A rebel gunmen patrols in a yard of a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk on August 11, 2014. Over 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on a high-security prison in the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine, killing one, local authorities said on August 11. A total of 568 Ukrainian troops have been killed during four months of fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, the military said on August 11. Another 2,120 servicemen have been wounded, security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said, as Kiev has battled to oust insurgent fighters in a conflict classed as a civil war by the Red Cross.

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A rebel gunman patrols a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine. More than 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on the prison in the besieged rebel stronghold

Members of Kurdish security forces take up positions with their weapons while guarding an oil refinery, on the outskirts of Mosul. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government control.

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Kurdish security forces take up positions while guarding an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul after Sunni extremists advanced through west Iraq in recent days

Chinese commuters line-up for a security check at a subway station on May 29, 2014 in Beijing, China. Authorities have increased security in various public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang Province last week.

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Chinese commuters line up for a security check at a subway station on Thursday in Beijing. Authorities in China have increased security in public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang province last week

Bomb Scare In London's Financial District

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An abandoned car sits in the middle of a road junction outside The Bank of England on Thursday in London, England. London’s financial districtwas shut down amid a security alert outside the Bank of England after a driver stopped a car on Threadneedle Street and ran off.

Security personnel take part in a launching ceremony of joint armed patrols by difference security forces for railway station areas in Shanghai railway station in Shanghai on May 14, 2014, days ahead of the 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Beijing has launched armed police patrols earlier to handle violent incidents in the capital, city authorities said, three weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown and after a series of attacks on civilians.

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Shanghai increases security around railway station areas on Wednesday, ahead of next week’s 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

Indian security force soldiers on election duty wait to leave a central collection point to head to secure polling stations, on May 6, 2014 in Leh, Ladakh, India. India is in the midst of a nine phase election that began on April 7th and ends on May 12th. Ladakh voters will vote on May 7th

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Indian security force soldiers on election duty wait to leave a central collection point to go and guard polling stations, on Tuesday, in Leh, Ladakh, India. The country is in the midst of a nine-phase election that began on April 7 and ends on May 12

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A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk

Indian security personnel look on as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190 kms from Aizwal, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram on April 11, 2014. Indians began voting April 7 in the world's biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger over corruption and warnings about religious unrest. Elections are being held in nine phases from April 7 until May 12.

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Indian security personnel stand guard as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in northeast India, on Friday.

A U.S. secret service officer checks a Chinese performer dressed as an ancient warrior as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama visits a nearby city wall in Xi'an, in northwestern China's Shaanxi province, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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A US secret service officer checks a Chinese performer dressed as an ancient warrior while US first lady Michelle Obama visits a nearby city wall in Xi’an, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province. 

Chinese security personnel form up before the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Security personnel await the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China 

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The bodyguard training school of former soldier Chen Yongqing in China 

Members of the Afghan Loya Jirga attend a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told a gathering of elders that he supports signing a security deal with the United States if safety and security conditions are met. Karzai spoke as the 2,500-member national consultative council of Afghan elders known as the Loya Jirga started in Kabul on Thursday. The four-day meeting will discuss the bilateral security pact that defines the role of thousands of U.S. troops who will remain after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014.

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Members of the Afghan Loya Jirga attend a meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Hamid Karzai has told a gathering of elders that he supports signing a security deal with the US if safety and security conditions are met.